May-2015

BLAC List: Best Barbecue in Metro Detroit

Metro Detroit locations with ‘cue you’ll crave

Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick on Family, Career, Controversy

She spent 14 years as a U.S. Congresswoman, but for many she’s just 'Kwame's mom.' In a rare interview, she speaks on life, legacy and everything in between.

Sandra Epps: Founder, Executive Director of SHE’S Empowered

From her struggles with lupus, this Detroiter found a passion in empowering women. Help raise awareness for lupus at the Butterfly Bash on May 17, 2015.

Local Pest Controller Cleans Up Metro Detroit

As a pest controller for Rose Pest Solutions, Joe Edwards keeps Detroit free of rodents and other critters

Desiree Cooper: Why Movement is a Black Music Festival

The writer makes her case why the annual Electronic Music Festival in Detroit should be a Black event in her BLAC Detroit Magazine column, Detroit Proper

A Personal Essay on Caring for a Sick Parent

Metro Detroit-based psychiatric mental health nurse Severia Adolphus shares the emotional journey of being a caregiver for her mother

McDonald’s Next Gen Entrepreneurs: The Thrower Family

Marissa, Joni, James II and Jamar Thrower grew up at their parents' McDonald's® restaurant. Now, they've gone on to become McDonald's owners/operators.

McDonald’s General Manager Ida Hayman Loves Her Job

The McDonald's® employee of 15 years says working with a supportive team, a caring family and company makes her job easy

RockCity LookBook Creators Picture Detroit’s Black Artist

Local culture creators Blair Watts and Bree Gant celebrate the African-American artist in the Motor City in showcase

Salute to Distinguished Warriors at Detroit Marriott

The best photos from this ceremony honoring civil and human rights leaders on March 26, 2015

2015 Gleaners Women’s Power Breakfast

The best photos from this ceremony highlighting powerful and philanthropic local women on at Gleaners' Detroit headquarters on April 22, 2015

How DMC Gave Detroiter Angela Dortch More Than Health Care

From rides to appointments to gift card incentives for staying up to date on tests and checkups, this struggling mom of six got a helping hand from DMC

Superstar Hair Stylists of Metro Detroit

Five of the hottest hair stylists in the Motor City who've made their mark

Getting Fit And Recovering After a Heart Attack

At DMC’s Cardiac Rehab Program, heart patients are realizing they can slowly but surely improve their fitness and strengthen their hearts

Detroit Barber Helps Sign Residents Up for Health Care

As the owner of Berkley's Exclusive Hair Care and telemetry clerk at DMC Sinai Grace Hospital, Berkley Knott shapes the health of the Motor City

Detroit Columnist Chuck Bennet on Beauty Salon Etiquette

A useful list of the do's and don'ts of being a salon patron

The Best Places to Go See in Hamtramck

Grab your bike and set out to explore this nearby metro Detroit city, with highlights such as Bon Bon Bon, Rock City Eatery and Hamtramck Disneyland

Wedded Bliss: Akilah Washington, Brent Lee of Detroit

In our May 2015 issue of BLAC Detroit Magazine, we celebrate Black love and matrimony in metro Detroit